Mr Ken Clarke

Research Interests

  • Telehealth
  • The Networked Society


Ken has 30 years of experience in a diverse range of industries from broadband services, telecoms, military and medical technology. These involved fundamental R&D, product commercialisation, and professional consultation services. From 1990-2005 he worked for Australia’s largest telecommunications carrier, Telstra, in their Research Laboratories in a wide variety of roles. He has authored over 50 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, including several invited ones. He is the originator of several patents, and was a co-founder of a spin-off technology company, Monitoring Division Incorporated, in telecom monitoring in 2007.
In early 2010 he joined the University of Melbourne and is currently based in the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) and is responsible for research collaborations and industry liaison with researchers across all faculties, as well as external industrial researchers, commercial partners, and community groups. He is involved in a wide array of broadband projects in the areas of education, virtual reality, network services and innovative health services delivery, amongst many others.

Recent Publications

  1. Marino R, Tonmukayakul U, Manton D, Stranieri A, Clarke K. Cost-analysis of teledentistry in residential aged care facilities. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE. Royal Society of Medicine Press. 2016, Vol. 22, Issue 6.
  2. Ormond-Parker L, Langton M, Huebner S, Coleman J, Pearson C, Sloggett R, Nordlinger R, Smith K, Clarke K. When Magnets Collide: Digital Preservation and Access of At-Risk Audiovisual Archives in a Remote Aboriginal Community. . 2016.
  3. MariÑo R, Clarke K, Manton D, Stranieri A, Collmann R, Kellet H, Borda A. Teleconsultation and telediagnosis for oral health assessment: An australian perspective. Teledentistry. 2015.
  4. Gray K, Clarke K, Kwong ML, Alzougool BM, Hines C, Tidhar G, Frukhtman F. Erratum: Internet protocol television for personalized home-based health information: Design-based research on a diabetes education system. (Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014;3(1):(e16) ) doi:10.2196/resprot.3404.. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014, Vol. 16, Issue 3.
  5. Marino R, McCullough M, Marwaha P, Stranieri A, Collmann R, Clarke K, Hopcraft M, Ozanne E, Manton D, Blackberry I. Field testing of remote teledentistry technology. eTELEMED 2014, The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine. 2014. Editors: Iaria.
  6. Gray K, Clarke K, Kwong ML, Alzougool BM, Hines C, Tidhar G, Frukhtman F. Internet Protocol Television for Personalized Home-Based Health Information: Design-Based Research on a Diabetes Education System. JMIR Research Protocols. University of Toronto. 2014, Vol. 3, Issue 1.
  7. Clarke K, Marino R, Manton D, Hopcraft M, McCullough M, Borda A, Hallett K. Paediatric teledentistry: delivering oral health services to rural and regional children. . University of Melbourne. 2014. Editors: Lodders A.
  8. Clarke K, Gray K, Kwong ML, Azoulgool B, Hines C, Frukhtman F, Tidhar G. SeeCare IPTV: broadband technology for improved health literacy. . University of Melbourne. 2014. Editors: Lodders A.
  9. MariÑo R, Tonmukayakul U, Marwaha P, Collmann R, Hopcraft M, Manton D, Stranieri A, Clarke K. Teleconsultation/telediagnosis using teledentistry technology: A pilot feasibility study. International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences. International Academy, Research, and Industrial Association. 2014, Vol. 6, Issue 3-4.
  10. Clarke K, McCullough M, Frukhtman F. Uni TV: trialing IPTV for education. Uni TV: trialing IPTV for education. University of Melbourne. 2013. Editors: Lodders A.
  11. Clarke K, McCullough M, Leins K, Tidhar G, Farmer D. The role of IPTV in education. Telecommunications Journal of Australia. Telecommunications Society of Australia. 2012, Vol. 62, Issue 5.
  12. Anderson T, Clarke K, Dods SD, Li J, Gopalakrishnapillai BSG, Nelson L, Birk M, Zhang G, Magill P. Measurement of Mean Fiber DGD Using Asynchronous Delay-Tap Sampling. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2010) with National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC 2010). IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2010.
  13. Anderson T, Dods SD, Kowalczyk A, Clarke K, Hewitt D, Li J. Optical Performance Monitoring Based on Asynchronous Delay-Tap Sampling. performance monitoring: advanced techniques for next-generation photonic networks. Academic Press. 2010.
  14. Zhou Y, Anderson TB, Clarke K, Nirmalathas A, Lee K. Bit-Rate Identification Using Asynchronous Delayed Sampling. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2009, Vol. 21, Issue 13.
  15. Anderson T, Clarke K, Beaman D, Ferra H, Birk M, Zhang G, Magill P. Experimental demonstration of multi-impairment monitoring on a commercial 10 Gbit/s NRZ WDM channel. Optical Fiber Conference (OFC). Optical Society of America. 2009.

Ken Clarke

Level: 04 Room: 410
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

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